If you’ve ever travelled by air, there’s a good chance you’ve already met someone from the Aviation Security Service. The role AvSec plays in aviation security goes far beyond basic bag checks.

Bags screened

Passengers screened

AvSec team members

The number of passengers and bags we screen every year is rising, and global threats to security are rapidly evolving. Because of this, our team of aviation security officers is growing and the way we do our job ever-changing.

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A team with Mana

Aviation security officers take pride in their work. Making sure passengers and airline crew are going to be safe during their flights is an awesome responsibility that we take immense satisfaction in fulfilling.

Match-fit training

We’ll train you thoroughly before you take your place on our team, and we’ll provide you with continual learning to help you keep pace with a complex and constantly changing security environment.

Competitive employment conditions

AvSec offers:

  • attractive salaries for full-time employees
  • competitive hourly rates for part-time employees
  • 28 leave days (20 days annual leave, 5 days shift workers' leave and 3 AvSec holidays)
  • overtime
  • free parking
  • a full uniform
  • insurance and wellness benefits.

Join us!

Our purpose is to protect aviation, but we can’t do this without people like you! Check out our video to see if you want to be a part of a diverse team with real career opportunities.

To be considered for a career with AvSec, you must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Must be willing to have regular Covid-19 tests (when required) and continue to be fully-vaccinated for your own health; and the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues, friends, family and the wider community.
  • Must be willing to wear gloves on shift.
  • Must be medically and physically fit and willing to undertake a medical assessment by a licensed practitioner.
  • Must be able to a work shift pattern of 6 days on and 3 days off with early starts and late finishes.
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must have a full clean New Zealand driver's licence.

Due to the requirements of the role those with colour vision deficiencies, recent serious injuries, or criminal convictions will not be considered.

Our values guide how we work and the behaviours we expect from each other. You'll join a professional working environment where our staff feel respected, safe, included and empowered to perform their roles.

Our values are:

- Collaboration – Me mahi tahi
We work together to achieve success.

- Transparency – Me mahi pono
We are open and honest communicators.

- Integrity – Me mahi tika
We do the right thing.

- Respect – Me manaaki
We treat all people with consideration and kindness.

- Professionalism – Kia tū rangatira ai
We act in a way that brings credit to ourselves and our organisation.